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Newbie HC
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
Been the DC for four years and now I am header for our 6th grade team as new league requires smaller teams. I was not often invited to give my opinion on offense before  ;D and we pretty much stunk it up on that side of the ball.

Iím going to run the offense and have the guy who helped me run defense do Defense. He hated the zone in the KB so he I told him he could try the 46 and I would try to put my mpp at SE on offense so he could play the best 11 on defense. We only have 18-19 kids anyway.

Iíve now watched the install videos for DCWT(very good Clark), PP, and read through the manual(wow thatís a load) once. While on vacation.

I love the genius of the design but the volume is overwhelming. It seem like reading through the first pages of this forum that it takes a few years to master the DCWT. I have one year and my coaching career is over  :'(

1. Can I get some advice on what base plays/series yíall would recommend installing for a first year DCWT coach and it what order 2. And any play calling pearls. ? Based on my style, my players/age group/coaching help

I am very much as systems guy, a perfectionist by nature, precision follow the book exactly type of coach. I donít worry about execution too much as I finally have a measure of control. Itís the selection of plays and using time wisely, we get 6 hours a week one of those no pads for first three weeks, then 4 hours a practice per week for 8 week season. One scrimmage.

Out of 18 players, Iím thinking My son for FB, Clark has seen film of him. Tied for 3rd fastest on the grass drills in straight line speed, 1st in shuttle on our team. Definitely strong. Has always played Mike on defense is a a brutally hard hitter. Other than him have our QB from last year who can sling the ball accurately as a high school sophomore, but is more a a pocket type passer definitely not an option QB. Chicken legs I could see him getting beat up. Then three athletic speedsters who I think would rotate/serve well at HB and WB, one of those tall but new to tackle so ? At blocking. Also a decent returning center plus three athletic returning lineman, borderline weight restricted players, one who I am thinking of for TE as he has hands and is tall but not terribly fast nor slow.

Out of the other 9, three are very fat Freddy OG types, three are average in size and athleticism, three are small unathletic thin and from experience donít love contact on defense. Registration is open for a few more days, hoping for one more hat pick. MPP rules are 6 plays per half and are strict.

Any and all suggestions for this rook HC/OC appreciated.

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Re: Newbie HC
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 09:07:16 AM »
Welcome! You can start here, and dig down.

My recommendation is to remember one thing about Clarke's playbooks / systems; he builds them to cover any scenario possible. And considering that they can be used for any team from 7 year olds up through Middle School and beyond, that's a lot of scenarios. Your job is to narrow it down to the scenarios you will see.

I like to start with 23 / 24. Start there, then see who else can get the ball from that play / motion / formation. Hint; There are a ton of options there.

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Re: Newbie HC
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 01:33:29 PM »
Excellent thread, thx!

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Re: Newbie HC
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 04:44:10 PM »
Everybody has their own experiences based on their own squads. I was good at 2 & 4 but mediocre at the other backs including QB. My best play was 20 midline trap. Contrary to popular opinion I ran it against every front and every defense. I also ran trips, but ran it a little differently. I came up with a fullback screen out of trips. So the defense had seen my fullback run and now catch a screen. I would then use trips to throw to my WB (who I split out wider on an island)-hitch,slant, hitch n go.

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Re: Newbie HC
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 12:43:31 AM »
Your son sounds like a good choice for FB.  "20 Midline Trap" should be added for any odd defense.  Wedge is a must (although you'll hardly ever run it if the offense is going) and "47 Speed" is a must. 

Find the passes you can consistently complete 3 out of 4 against no defense.  Use them.  If you can't complete the pass against no defense, throw it out.  The simple "Hook and Lateral" pass is almost always overlooked.

"33 Quick Trap" is a very simple addition for a 4 yard gain.   It will go all the way if you coach the right hand side of the line to get downfield and find the safety.

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